Most Prized Antique Bulova Watches

According to the luxury watchmaker Bulova, love and time are hopelessly intertwined. Timeless, everlasting love is something most of us aspire to, and the perfect watch is a gift that speaks to time. With such a deep understanding of the value of time, it is not a surprise that Bulova has created some of the most enduring and also most expensive timepieces known to luxury consumers. So, what is the most expensive Bulova watch? Read on to find out!


“Love is space and time measured with the heart.” -Marcel Proust


For over 130 years, Bulova has been producing high end, desirable timepieces.  A leader in the industry, the Bulova name has become synonymous with quality and luxury.  That is why antique Bulova watches are in demand along with modern models.  So here are some of the most prized Bulova watch models. One of these also ranks as the most expensive Bulova watch sold to date.

Lone Eagle


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The most well known of all Bulova watches, the Lone Eagle models debuted first in 1927. The timepiece commemorates Charles Lindbergh’s first transatlantic flight.  Legend has it that Bulova sold 5,000 Lone Eagle watches within three days of Lindbergh’s successful flight.  Whether that legend is true or not, early Lone Eagle watches are prized pieces in many luxury watch collections.

Academy Award


The Most Expensive Bulova Watch
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Around 1950, Bulova entered into an exclusive contract with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the rights to use the words “Academy Award” and “Oscar” in their products.  Soon after Bulova began producing the popular Academy Award model watches.  Nearly 40 different models debuted over the years, and they are now a favorite with collectors. The Bulova Academy Award watches were produced until approximately 1954. The hard to find watches are also in high demand with Bulova fans, as this is a design that will likely never be replicated again by the luxury watchmaker.

Joseph Bulova Collection: The Most Expensive Bulova Watch

Bulova continues to produce high quality and also collectible watches.  In early 2015, they released the Joseph Bulova Collection First Edition 24-Karat Gold Watch. Only 32 of these gorgeous timepieces exist and – with a suggested retail value of $42,000 – they remain the most expensive Bulova watch ever produced. Each timepiece is in a unique capsule form that is both attractive and highly functional. The Bureau Central du Contrôle des Métaux Précieux has certified the fineness and purity of the gold cases. No detail was spared in the production of the most expensive Bulova watch to date. Read more about this extravagant watch at Pursuitist.

There is a watch for every profession and a Bulova might just be the right timepiece for you!  Antique Bulova watches withstand their value over time with some of the most prized models going for well over their original value.  If you own one of these prized antiques, you already know of the quality of a Bulova watch.  So, be sure to let us know the model you own in the comments below.  Is it the most expensive Bulova watch or one of these other beauties?  We would love to hear about your stunning timepiece and also the story behind it.

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